Jàguar Lacroix is a multimedia artist working across a range of materials: installation, sound, film, writing, photography and works on paper. Lacroix (pronounced la' qua) is interested in the abject 'non-object' and in liminal dimensions - negative and potentized space - for example, "implied" presence and the absent "object".
The body is represented as cipher: political / familial / or personal. As site of desecration; repository of personal history
and as a location of social manipulation.
Jàguar's work often references literature (especially the French psychoanalysts) and deals extensively with issues of death / the abject, sensations of disgust / revulsion, dissociative states and societal denial. Her strategy is to build communicative bridges between the unconscious and the sublime in order to elicit states of transformation; utilising the unique capacity of art to produce visceral responses to visual information.
For Lacroix, art comprises a form of stealth communication with the potential to subvert the intellectual defences that are commonly engaged in a purely academic discussion
of disturbing material.
The viewers humanity is tested via a capacity to feel empathy.